Shannon Stacey

Snow, toys and an intoxicated kitty

So they’re calling it the Blizzard of 2010. While I’m sure that’s true for the places that don’t have fleets of DOT trucks just waiting for the first snowflake to fall, here in central NH we’ve only got 7-8 inches, which is a fairly decent amount and would have merited a snow day were we not on vacation, but nothing to make a news graphic for. It’s still falling, though, which makes the snowmobiler in the house a very happy man.

Meanwhile, I’m a very happy girl. Santa was extraordinarily generous this year, leaving both a new iPod Touch and an iPad under the tree for me. (I put matching pink camo wallpapers on both. So cute!) There was much squealing and hugging and more squealing Christmas morning. The Short Kid was as excited as I was. “WE got an iPad! WE got an iPad!”

My very, very, very favoritest present? The gift tag on the iPad:

I managed to find an unpainted, HO-scale, brass Boston & Maine RS-3 diesel engine for my model railroading husband. He also got another set of his Minus33 wool thermals because they are, quite simply, the absolute best long underwear made.

The Tall Kid’s gift budget was largely eaten up by the reproduction 1750 tent he’ll need for doing French & Indian War reenactments with my mom in the future. But he has a thing for cool hats and Santa happened to stumble across what he’s now referring to as his “Apocalpyse Hat” because it’s badass in the way of Indiana Jones and Van Helsing and company and he’s ready for anything. Zombies? Witches? Vampires? Doesn’t matter. He’s got the hat.

Besides a Lego castle that’s very cool, the Short Kid got a lot of Nerf gear. Rambo in beige khakis and a sweater…

Mini got a little stuffing-free squirrel with a squeaky tail. And Gizmo got two little balls with feather things. And Jinx? My very dignified and arrogant Jinx really seemed to like her little catnip bird.

And now that the gifts are unwrapped and the goodies consumed, it’s time to focus on that word written in red and circled a dozen times on my calendar—DEADLINE!

3 comments to “Snow, toys and an intoxicated kitty”

  1. Annmarie
      · December 27th, 2010 at 2:00 pm · Link

    Love your gift tag! So sweet!

    SK is adorable decked out in his Nerf weaponry. Can’t wait to see TK’s tent. Sounds cool.

    I’m making a note of the Minus33. You know. If I ever venture out of the South.

    Your Christmas sounds delightful!

  2. Jewell
      · December 28th, 2010 at 8:46 pm · Link

    Great pics!

    You know what, though? With the Tall Kid stationed in front of the tree and the candy cane positioned as it is…it looks like TK is sporting a hoop earring!

    That makes the picture a keeper for future blackmail purposes. Mwa Ha Ha Ha Ha


  3. Shannon
      · December 29th, 2010 at 12:45 pm · Link

    I hadn’t noticed the candy cane hoop earring at all, but now that you pointed it out, it’s ALL I see. :lol:

    Definitely adds something to the bad-ass image.

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